Alex Fitch discusses Lovecraft and Poe with China Mieville, Denise Mina, Alice Duke and Mark Stafford.
Press release: "As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke. 2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft's seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer's fiction (Robert E. Howard's The Black Stone) and the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The panelists discuss the influence of Lovecraft on genre fiction plus the use of the iconography of Poe in Goth culture and detective literature. (Recorded at the British Film Institute as part of this year's SCI-FI-LONDON festival).
Also contains a preview of Panel Borders' Lovecraft season featuring I.N.J. Culbard, Alan Moore, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning."